Microsoft titles

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Mar 15, 2018 12 Comments

I’m curious how the ladder works at Microsoft. I’ve seen Partner, Principal, Director, Senior...

Anyone know how these compare?


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  • Amazon Cry@Desk
    Also lot of idiots put director in their LinkedIn profiles when in actuality they are principal SDMs managing no more than 10 SDEs.

    Level in MS is more believable than GEM or EM or director. 59,60 - SDE1, 61, 62 SDE2, 63,64 senior, after that get out of there or you will be director on LinkedIn to get next job.
    Mar 15, 2018 9
    • Amazon Cry@Desk
      Ok your definition of director is different. I don’t call someone director if he’s responsible for work for 5 SDE1s. I call him M1/lead.

      You guys really need to meet some directors at FAANG, to really understand what the word means.

      I’m looking at dev leads who call themselves directors.
      Mar 16, 2018
    • Microsoft Nembutal
      Well duh!! Are you retarded? It’s just a made up title. There’s a reason why we have interviews. If you join a bank, you’re usually given a VP title after 2 years, doesn’t mean they’re equivalent to Andy Jassy. The stupidity in your comment is amazing really
      Mar 16, 2018
    • Amazon Cry@Desk
      Ok, people at Microsoft need to put made up titles in LinkedIn. Now that we are on the same page, let’s talk about the disagreement about my mental condition - maybe, I think keeping things simple like having same title in LinkedIn, or my outlook, or my resume, if that is retarded that’s fine.
      Mar 16, 2018
    • Microsoft Nembutal
      Smdh, go to bed dude
      Mar 16, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng

      Microsoft Eng

      Sinful birth under the cross

      Never seen anything but Principal Software Engineer from 65 and above software engineers on LinkedIn.

      I see an M3 listing their title as Director.
      Mar 16, 2018
  • Microsoft cout<<
    Senior < Principal < Partner

    Director is more of a role (EM < GEM < Director). A director can be principal or partner.
    Mar 15, 2018 0
  • Nvidia VMvp18
    A Director in the HW and marketing orgs is equal to a principal
    Mar 15, 2018 0